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Welcome to the Department of English

Welcome to the Department of English, one of the largest and most diverse departments on campus and a part of the College of Humanities at California State University-Northridge. We offer a wide variety of courses and programs in the field of literature, language, composition, rhetoric and creative writing; on the undergraduate and graduate level. In support of the English Department mission, we are dedicated with providing students with analytical and critical thinking skills, studying British and American literature and gaining knowledge on their literary and cultural history. We will help students and cultivate their imagination while challenging them to write effectively and read critically. The faculty and staff of the Department of English are committed to helping students meet their educational goals and expects its majors, especially, to be able to write clearly and correctly.

Department of English Fall 2023 Scholarship Award Winners

December 7, 2023

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Events

The Reimagining Narrative Film Series

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

cemetery splendour

This Friday, October 20th, at 7:00 PM in Jerome Richfield Hall, Room 319, "The Reimagining Narrative Film Series," returns with Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Cemetery Of Splendor (2016), a "profound and mesmerizing dreamscape" which premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival to critical acclaim. Read more

Graduate Reading Series

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

grs skeleton flyer

This Friday the 13th at 7:00pm, Graduate Reading Series is hosting its second reading of the semester in JR 319! Bring yourself and your friends for a spooooky reading featuring: Marisela Gomez (Fantasy Fiction) Antione Bowman (Poetry/Prose) Rebecca Starkman (Poetry/Fiction). Read more

Tearing Hatred from the Sky with Bree Newsome

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 3:00pm

Bree Newsome and the Confederate flag

Community organizer and activist Bree Newsome will give this year's Freshman Convocation keynote at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 14, 2017. She'll also be speaking for an hour earlier in the afternoon that same day in the Plaza del Sol.   Read more

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News

In Memoriam: Lila Fink

May 5, 2012

The University Library

In sad news, we have lost another member of our CSUN English faculty extended family with the passing of Lila Fink. Read more

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